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Sweden Invents Word For Female Masturbation

But will it catch on?

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Can you believe that there wasn’t a term for female masturbation in Sweden until now?

Thus, the Swedish Association for Sexual Education (RFSU)  embarked on a quest to find the perfect word for female masturbation and after more than 1,200 messages a winner emerged: klittra. Runner-ups included pulla and selfa but klittra was chosen for highlighting “the importance of the clitoris for pleasure.” According to The Daily Dot, a spokesperson for the RFSU said the campaign was meant to address the ways in which female sexuality is often more taboo than male sexuality (seriously, how many ridiculous words and phrases are there for male masturbation?).

Women are not expected to have desires and be turned on in the same way as men, which is reflected in the lack of words

Do you think that “klittra” will catch on or do you prefer something else?

(Image via MrTinDC on Flickr)

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